After The Gravity

by Rob Szabo

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After The Gravity is a collection of older studio recordings, demos and acoustic versions, and versions of songs recorded by my previous bands (Plasticine, Marigold & Groove Daddys) that are no longer available on CD

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released May 1, 2008

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Rob Szabo Toronto, Ontario

Rob Szabo is a Songwriter/Producer/Musician. He has collaborated on dozens of albums for other artists, recorded 6 solo albums & 4 albums with former bands Plasticine & Groove Daddys. (Buy Groove Daddys here: groovedaddys.bandcamp.com)

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Track Name: The Fact Remains
The Fact Remains
(Szabo)

well I’m onto you, i’m on to all the things you “had” to do
to get you through
and how, you never wanted to

now don’t be ashamed, but the fact remains:
you went ahead and did it anyway … the fact remains

i’m onto you, i’m onto all the things you solemnly swore
you’d never do before
now you, do ‘em all the more

i’m onto you, i’m onto all you stole from your roommate’s stash
‘cause you didn’t have the cash
when all you had to do was ask

now don’t be ashamed, but the fact remains:
you go ahead and do it anyway
so don’t be scared ‘cause i won’t say a word
it won’t make a difference anyway … ‘cause the fact remains

i see you in an airport walking barefoot and
you can’t find your bags
i see you being careful not to step on cracks
gotta watch your back

i’m onto you, i’m onto all the things you hide from those
who get too close
and who, you’re gonna miss the most … the most

now don’t be ashamed, but the fact remains:
you go ahead and do it anyway
so don’t be scared and don’t say a word
it won’t make a difference anyway … ‘cause the fact remains
Track Name: Weekend Song
The Weekend Song
(Szabo)

well my weekend is almost done
I’m driving on my way back home
so I reach back for another one
of my weakness

I’m blinded – I’m almost drunk
reminded by the slipping sun
so I pull the visor down
put my seatbelt on
with my free hand

it’s all the same to me
it’s all the same to me
it’s all the same … it’s all the same

my left hand is almost numb
it’s steering hangin’ by the thumb
it’s the same hand that the ring was on
my commitment

but she’s not the same as me
she’s not the same as me
she’s not the same … I’m just not the same

well you don’t need to include me
‘cause I’ll just get too polluted
and you don’t need to believe me
and I don’t blame you for leaving

my freeway is almost done
I’m staring thinking ‘bout my son
so I reach back ‘cause I need someone
to complete me

well you don’t need to include me
‘cause I’ll just get too polluted
and you don’t need to believe me
and I don’t blame you for leaving
Track Name: Butterfly
Butterfly
(Szabo)

we mix like water and gasoline
thick and thin like seasons
Me, Moe and Melody
we could be bigger than jesus

after the gravity
we could look in through the keyhole
encores and limousines
’cause Bowie says we could be heroes

if you ever wanna know
how far the water goes
if you ever need to ask about regret

butterfly

armchair philosophy
we could act like people
bar codes and cheap seats
we could sell out like The Eagles

if you ever wanna know
how far the water goes
if you ever need to ask about regret

butterfly
Track Name: A Blur Of Hands
A BLUR OF HANDS
(Szabo/Strongman)

so you like dead air
with nothing ringing in your ears
you’d like to think it’s only you outside the radio and sky

do you know you stare?
you think that no one sees you
they must be waving back to someone just behind you

you’re from another planet
your spaceship leaves you it stranded

when you comb your hair
you get stuck staring in the mirror
you don’t look anything like ma or pa or baby brother

but you do your share
of what they ask you to do
you’re not aware that they’re just trying to control you

you’re from another planet
your spaceship leaves you it stranded
you’re from another-too bad no one will believe you

now can you believe that you can breathe inside of me?
can you believe that you can breathe inside of me?
can you believe that you can breathe inside of me?
you won’t have to go far …

so you miss your friends
will they go on without you?
or can you depend on them to bring you back before 2OIO?

so you go out to dance
as long as no one sees you
you’re a blur of hands like signals to potential friends and family

you’re from another planet
your spaceship leaves you it stranded
you’re from another-too bad no one will believe you
no one will believe you
no one will believe
Track Name: Tragedy
TRAGEDY
(Szabo/Losee)

you’re the accident that never happens
‘cause you never plan enough
you just hold yourself for ransom and then you pay yourself off

you’re just a baby in a basket on a doorstep out in traffic
you’re gonna need some antiseptic, not just a bandage or an elastic

you’re a tragedy
no big deal
at least you’re being entertained
it’s a tragedy
no big deal
and you don’t do anything … for me

you’re like the pop songs you used to put on
you used to sing along but now you don’t
i guess you used to be a classic but now you’re empty you’re just a habit

you’re a tragedy
no big deal
at least you’re being entertained
it’s a tragedy
no big deal
and you don’t do anything … for me

why can’t you just
meet me at the door
like I’m home
like we use to
we’ll talk about the warm or the cold
like we care
like it matters

an apology you couldn’t manage
you’re not a body
just an appendage

you won’t see me channel surfin’
you’re channel sufferin’
you’re channel sick

you’re a tragedy
no big deal
at least you’re being entertained
it’s a tragedy
no big deal
and you don’t do anything … for me
Track Name: Sappy Song
Sappy Song
(Szabo/Flynn/Cowell)

i missed the train but I’ve the time to wait
if I knew then what I’ll know when I …

if you don’t mind i’ve got to wait ‘til I begin
should that time come i’ll be content but I may be dead

if I knew I would be sure to let you in on it
when I know I will be sure

I’ll change my name & say I’ve been through everything
Then I’ll complain that I don’t know what to do today

If you did mind you should have said when I began
You thought I knew but who’s to say that I can’t pretend

if I knew I would be sure to let you in on it
when I know I will be sure
when I know I will be sure to let you in on it
if I knew I would be sure
Track Name: Family
Family
(Szabo)

didn’t ever need to much
didn’t ever feel what I touched
didn’t ever take my share
‘cause I didn’t wanna be from anywhere

but what about family?
what about family?

didn’t ever stay too long
‘cause I never wanna lean to hard
didn’t ever say I care
‘cause I never wanna be from anywhere

what about family?

didn’t ever need to much
didn’t ever feel what I touched
didn’t ever say I care
well I didn’t have to say it
‘cause I mean it honest

you’re my family
yeah, you’re my family
what about family?
you’re my family
you’re just like family
Track Name: Incandescent
Incandescent
(Szabo)

Would you burn me a candle?
Will you sing on your way back home?
Will you save me a mouthful?
If not could you leave me a note?
Will you comb my hair when my head is full of knots?
Will you tell me you’re scared when you’re ready?

There’s no way
I would take
The replacement on the way
There’s no one to replace
I’m ok

I’ll do just fine alone
I’ll do just fine I hope
You’ll do just fine out there
I’ll do just fine
I’m scared

I just wrote you a page full
On both sides of the foolscap note
Just a week in the mail
If not, I’ll just wait ‘til you call
I could make us a meal and then eat half all alone
Save the rest for a week
You could re-heat it

There’s no way
I would take
The replacement on the way
There’s no one to replace
I’m ok

I’ll do just fine alone
I’ll do just fine I hope
You’ll do just fine out there
I’ll do just fine
I’m scared

I can’t remember what you look like anyway
I can’t remember what we felt like anyway
I can’t remember what you look like anyway
I can’t remember what I feel like anyway

There’s no way
I would take
The replacement on the way
There’s no one to replace
I’m ok

I’ll do just fine alone
I’ll do just fine I hope
You’ll do just fine out there
I’ll do just fine
I’m scared